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NEILL COLLINS PREVIEWS LATICS TRIP

24 August 2023

Interviews

NEILL COLLINS PREVIEWS LATICS TRIP

24 August 2023

Our Head Coach previewed Saturday's trip to the DW Stadium as we face Wigan Athletic in Sky Bet League One.

ON LUCA CONNELL'S RETURN

"When we talk about progress, some things progress faster than others, but that's just progressing slowly. I want to emphasise that is a young man. The most important thing right now is his health. We've got to make sure he's feeling better. We're still working towards getting more answers towards that."

ON CONOR McCARTHY

"Conor played 45 minutes against Stocksbridge, his first game back in eleven months. He played against Swansea U21s, he's trained really well. But again for me, it's a lot to ask of someone to come straight back in, he's pushing hard to help the team. He's very close."

ON HAVING NO MIDWEEK GAME

"The biggest frustration from the last two games is of course the results, it's what we get judged on, but it's the fact we could have won both games. You just accept it's where we're at and we need to spend more time on the training field, bed in bodies. The fact is we actually could have, despite those things being true, we could have still won those games."

ON WIGAN ATHLETIC

"They've started well. I played with Shaun [Maloney], he's done a good job. He's built on probably what he learned from the previous 10/15 games last season and I think you can see that. They've got some really good players. They've settled into the season well, so it's a huge test. We've played three teams that are going to be up and around it and I think we play another one this weekend."

Watch Neill Collins' pre-match presser in full over on iFollow Barnsley.


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